By: Joxery Mezen Camacho
Online school has forced a great change on all students and staff at Highland. This can be a challenging experience for all of us because everything is so new. So, here are 10 tips to help you manage your time and stay focused during online school.
1. Get up and move!
Getting up and doing a quick stretch in between classes will help you decrease back pain from sitting around all day. It can also give your mind a break from classes and can also help wake you up which will help you stay focused during class!
2. Move to different areas when working on different things
If you stay in a single area during your classes and while you do your work, you could get tired faster from staying in one spot. In order to prevent this you can have a designated area to attend class and a different one to do your work.
3. Simply start your assignments
One of the hardest things to do is to complete your assignments. A way to help you complete them is by telling yourself you’ll work on it for at least 5 minutes, and chances are that after you get going you’ll want to continue. In the end, you’ll either have completed it or at least gotten farther than you were before.
4. Avoid Burnout
It’s okay to take breaks! In fact you should take them! Breaks can help you take time for yourself and help you stay balanced which avoids burnout which can affect you negatively.
5. Plan out your days
Having a plan helps you avoid wasting time on figuring out what you should do first. It also helps you stay on track and lowers stress because you know that you’ll have time to finish the rest of your work the next day.
6. Write down due dates
Writing down due dates can help you have a better idea of the bigger picture which can help you create your daily plan.
7. Focus on one task
When working on a specific task try to avoid multitasking and social media. This will help you finish faster and not get distracted as easily.
8. Split up assignments
If you split up an assignment into chunks it can be less overwhelming and easier to finish throughout the days you have time to work on it. It can reduce stress because you aren’t taking an entire project head on.
9. Have mini deadlines
Having mini deadlines can help you avoid procrastination and stay on track.
Reflecting on how your week went and deciding to experiment new things can always bring good things. This is because everyone is different, so it’s best to know what makes you comfortable.